First Aid Arrangements

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You must have first aid arrangements in your workplace. You are responsible for making sure that your employees receive immediate attention if they are taken ill or are injured at work. Accidents and illness can happen at any time and first aid can save lives and prevent minor injuries from becoming major ones. Your arrangements will depend on the particular circumstances in your workplace and you need to assess what your first aid needs are. As a minimum, you must have:

  • Information for all employees giving details of first aid arrangements
  • An appointed person to take charge of first aid arrangements
  • A suitably stocked first aid box
First Aid Arrangements

You might decide that you need a first aider. This is someone who has been trained by an approved organisation and holds a qualification in first aid at work or emergency first aid at work.

Accidents and Ill Health

Under health and safety law, you must report and keep a record of certain injuries, incidents and cases of work-related disease. Keeping records will help you to identify patterns of accidents and injuries, and will help when completing your risk assessment. Your insurance company may also want to see your records if there is a work-related claim.

Know How Training specialises in providing quality first aid training to companies in compliance with your obligations under the law. Please see our first aid training courses section for more information on the courses available.

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